Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp launched an extraordinary tirade against attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt, saying the out of favour player is three stone overweight and 'not fit to play football'.

Taarabt has not started for QPR since 27 August and was not in the squad which lost 3-2 to Liverpool at the weekend, a result which leaves the Hoops rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.